Trudy's Big Swim

Trudy's Big Swim

How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm

Book - 2017
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On the morning of August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle stood in her bathing suit on the beach at Cape Gris-Nez, France, and faced the churning waves of the English Channel. Twenty-one miles across the perilous waterway, the English coastline beckoned. Lyrical text, stunning illustrations and fascinating back matter put the reader right alongside Ederle in her bid to be the first woman to swim the Channel--and contextualizes her record-smashing victory as a defining moment in sports history. Time line, bibliography, source notes.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780823436651
0823436659
Branch Call Number: j B EDERLE G MACY S
Characteristics: 36 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Collins, Matt - Illustrator

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